February 07, 2024

The key to mental health? Find out inside! ๐Ÿง 

SETTING HEALTHY BOUNDARIES...

AND THEN IGNORING THEM

Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day! Fitting that this is mere days away from Caitlin Clark breaking the all-time women's college basketball scoring record! Something else sportsball related is happening this weekend, but it escapes me...

Before we get to today's sweet link roundup, let's acknowledge some notable events and birthdays from February 7ths of yore! If today happens to be YOUR birthday, I hope it's a happy one full of celebratory delights!

โ€ข In 1497 Florentine supporters of ascetic Dominican friar and noted buzzkill Girolamo Savonarola burned cosmetics, art, and books in a "bonfire of the vanities." This is why we can't have nice things: religious weirdos are always setting fire to our coolest stuff โ€” books, art, music, witches, etc.!

โ€ข In 1992 the Maastricht Treaty was signed, leading to the creation of the European Union. Only took a few thousand years for them to learn the lesson "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!"

โ€ข In 2013 Mississippi officially certified the 13th Amendment, becoming the last U.S. state to approve the abolition of slavery. Yikes. Better late than never, I guess? But also: woof. Do better, Mississippi.

โ€ข Birthday cake all around for: English lawyer & philosopher Sir Thomas More of Utopia fame (1478), blacksmith, businessman, and plowing enthusiast John Deere of riding lawn mower fame (1804), English novelist & critic Charles Dickens of "look, you know the books, I'm not listing them all here" fame (1812), author and prairie enthusiast Laura Ingalls Wilder of "look, you know the books, I'm not listing them all here" fame (1867), Irish shipbuilder Thomas Andrews of RMS Titanic fame/infamy (1873), actor/80s teen movie villain James Spader (1960), singer-songwriter, guitarist, and friend of people in low places Garth Brooks (1962), English comedian, actress, and producer Suzy Izzard (1962), actor, comedian, and filmmaker Chris Rock (1965), rapper & producer J Dilla (1974), actress Tina Majorino of Napoleon Dynamite and Veronica Mars fame (1985), and actress Deborah Ann Woll of True Blood and Daredevil fame (1985)

โ€ข Pour one out for: Jazz singer & pianist Blossom Dearie (d. 2009), and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager, and 2-time World Series champion Frank Robinson (d. 2019)

Titanic sinking GIF

The way Boredwalk's year is going, you'd think Thomas Andrews built our company, too.

GIF courtesy of Titanic / Paramount Pictures

Now on to the amusing links!

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1. ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ Boundaries? Those are the things made to be broken, right?

The doctor is in... and he has had about enough of our bull****!

We were VERY pleased to have our friend Ky stop by Boredwalk HQ last week to shoot some content! Be sure to give him a like, a follow, and watch ALL of the things wherever you consume content. Links to all of @TheVibeWithKy's social accounts can be found here.

For more LOLs from our team be sure to follow us on our OG social accounts such as Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and/or Facebook.

2. ๐Ÿฐ Disney never seemed so sinister!

Voice actor & content creator Lucas pulls back the curtain to show us what REALLY happens during pitch meetings at Disney.

3. ๐Ÿ˜น When positive feelings are too intense...

... you may be suffering from cute aggression! YouTuber Anthony Vincent will explain.

4. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ Self-checkout stressing you out?

Voice actor Tawny Platis has just what you need to get through this harrowing ordeal.

5. ๐Ÿฅฃ Trader Joe's is the best!

Sketch comic and content creator Davie Bailsig breaks it all down for us! (Just don't mention the cereal. Or the parking.)

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We'll be back here in your inbox on Friday with more nonsense holidays to dissect, more notable birthdays (and maybe even some notable deathdays!) to celebrate, and more witty content in general. Until then...
Peace, love, and boundaries,
Matt